Processing the Danger Shield

Learn to create basic shapes in Processing. Then manipulate the shapes or variables through use of a physical sensor. In this case the Danger Shield.

Students will create simple objects, fill them with colors and load a background image. Then after covering the Arduino/Processing handshake students will control aspects of the images in their Processing sketch using the analog and digital sensors on the Danger Shield for the Arduino.

Concepts covered include:

  • Variables
  • Importing images
  • Creating functions and objects
  • Establishing Arduino to Processing communication
  • Make changes in your Processing display depending on input from the Arduino

Materials by Linz Craig and Ben LeDuc-Mills

Instructions for using Processing and the Danger Shield here.

Presentation for educators interested in teaching using this material here. 

Processing cheat sheet here.

All files for Processing the Danger Shield bundled in a .zip here.